WP Plugin: StumbleUpon Favorites~!

WordPress + StumbleUpon I was planning on releasing this plugin tomorrow, but I decided against it – couldn’t make you wait, couldn’t wait myself. I’m talking about “StumbleUpon Favorites”, a plugin that basically allows you to list your most recently liked StumbleUpon pages on your WordPress blog as a widget.

Wait, you could do that with a normal RSS widget right? True, but this thing comes with a bunch of bells and whistles, plus the promise of more to come (either from me, or from some clever third party out there – probably me, but feel free to modify this!). You can see the widget in action to the right, although yours may look different depending on the settings you choose.

Current Features:

  • Easy integration – just type in your StumbleUpon username!
  • Option to display/hide the StumbleUpon logo
  • Option to display/hide the number of votes for a bookmark
  • Automatic conversion of long links into links shortened by ellipsis (…)
  • The items display quotes and ampersands properly despite StumbleUpon’s double-encoded HTML entity system (The RSS widget will not do this)
  • All links are nofollow by default
  • All links open in a new tab/window, depending on whether the browser supports tabs


  1. Download the plugin archive using the link below
  2. Extract archive contents to folder (stumble_faves recommended)
  3. Upload folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  5. Place the newly available widget in your sidebar and configure it

That’s it, five simple steps and you’re done. Now, without further ado, I present the StumbleUpon Favorites plugin as a free download!

Download StumbleUpon Favorites (WP 2.3 to 2.5.1+)



To Do List:

  • Integrate favorite website screenshots
  • Improve plugin based on feedback

I will be happy to offer support and troubleshooting through the comments of this post, as long as you leave enough details about your troubles and maybe a link to the problem site.

15 thoughts on “WP Plugin: StumbleUpon Favorites~!

  1. RG

    Thanks both of you!

    Now do remember to come back with those suggestions you’re likely to think of…

  2. Zhu

    Good job! I’ll test it out this week end, but don’t be mad at me if I don’t adopt it: I try to reduce the number of plugin I use… :-(

  3. RG

    I did, but they take some time to get back to developers. They don’t mention how long, it’s “some loosely defined period of time” (sic).

    Maybe you’ll like the plugin so much you’ll just have to use it, hehe…

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  6. Caroline Middlebrook

    Nice looking widget! I’m going to test this out and promote it in my StumbleUpon course :)

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  11. Jasmine

    Hi! I am using a template over at my website that doesn’t support widgets, and I was wondering if you could give me some pointers on what code to use to add this handy tool. I have successfully added other widget code into my php sidebar index. Is that possible with this app? I am not a talented programmer, but I know how to piece code in and connect it. Many apologies if this is a very simple question.

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